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Forum: Generators 04-09-18, 10:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,178
Posted By Georgineer
I've always fancied the idea of a mobility...

I've always fancied the idea of a mobility scooter with a horizontal, open crank engine to drive it, a small Crossley or something like that.

Goerge
Forum: Paints & Finishes 30-07-18, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,015
Posted By Georgineer
Does wax polish work well on bright metal?

I volunteer in the Gas Engine House at Portsmouth's Beam Engine Museum and we have large amounts of brightwork in iron, copper and brass.

At present we spend a lot of time and effort keeping it...
Forum: Events / Rallies General 15-07-18, 12:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,551
Posted By Georgineer
Thanks for the photos Dan. I'm doubly sad that I...

Thanks for the photos Dan. I'm doubly sad that I couldn't attend.

Does anybody know who owns the Austin lighting set on the right of one of the photos? I'm in (very) slow negotiations to acquire...
Forum: Events / Rallies General 13-07-18, 04:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,551
Posted By Georgineer
Thanks for posting, Puttputtbang. Regrettably I...

Thanks for posting, Puttputtbang. Regrettably I had to miss the show for family reasons, so I hoped to see some pictures on here.

George
Forum: General Issues 04-07-18, 09:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By Georgineer
I think you've got it, NickH. Although I can't...

I think you've got it, NickH. Although I can't find anything quite like it on the web, there are enough similar igniters to convince me. Now I can bin them with a clear conscience!

My friend had...
Forum: General Issues 04-07-18, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By Georgineer
Trying to identify a Lodge sparking plug

Clearing an elderly friend's workshop I have found two very strange Lodge spark plugs. They are marked "IE/G14" or possibly "1E/G14" - the 1/I is just a vertical line.

The top part is as usual,...
Forum: Events / Rallies General 20-06-18, 05:46 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,264
Posted By Georgineer
Oh well, I enjoyed it, and so did my brother. ...

Oh well, I enjoyed it, and so did my brother.

George
Forum: The Workshop 11-05-18, 09:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,629
Posted By Georgineer
You could use that keyboard for composing...

You could use that keyboard for composing pangrammatic lipograms (called by some lipogrammatic pangrams), a subdivision of oulipu...

George
Forum: The Workshop 10-05-18, 11:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,649
Posted By Georgineer
I have a Centec 2 but regrettably it's in pieces...

I have a Centec 2 but regrettably it's in pieces awaiting a place in my workshop. There's a limited amount of information available on the internet but I'm happy to share what I have if you PM me...
Forum: The Workshop 09-05-18, 08:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,629
Posted By Georgineer
How about something really basic, like a...

How about something really basic, like a traditional shape junior hacksaw. It was the first thing I made as an apprentice, took less than an afternoon, and I still use it 49 years later.

Ours were...
Forum: Events / Rallies General 23-04-18, 04:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,109
Posted By Georgineer
I plan to be there, though on the visitors' side...

I plan to be there, though on the visitors' side of the ropes.

George
Forum: Events / Rallies General 20-04-18, 02:40 PM
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Posted By Georgineer
Eastney (Portsmouth) Open Weekend, April 21st & 22nd

We will be open to the public for our monthly open afternoons on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd April, from 1 pm to 5 pm. Both the Beam Engine House and the Gas Engine House (Portsmouth's best kept...
Forum: Member's Vehicles 17-04-18, 10:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,566
Posted By Georgineer
Our family business was a Morris Agent and had...

Our family business was a Morris Agent and had various workshop manuals including the Morris 8. They were given to the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu in the late eighties before the business...
Forum: Pumps 10-04-18, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 887
Posted By Georgineer
Interesting bodge but it's obviously been there a...

Interesting bodge but it's obviously been there a long time, so presumably did what was needed.

George
Forum: The Workshop 11-02-18, 04:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,310
Posted By Georgineer
Yes, they present you with the things they think...

Yes, they present you with the things they think you will want to see, based on what you have looked for previously. It all done in the name of making money.

George
Forum: The Workshop 11-02-18, 12:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,310
Posted By Georgineer
Unless Google has put him in a different bubble...

Unless Google has put him in a different bubble from you...

George
Forum: General Issues 02-01-18, 12:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,268
Posted By Georgineer
As Dan pointed out, I've already asked the...

As Dan pointed out, I've already asked the question on the Tangye forum, from which I discover that a lot of the production records were shredded in the 1930s. It certainly seems that it was built in...
Forum: Generators 15-09-17, 10:38 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,010
Posted By Georgineer
Mark, It's not too difficult. Since the two...

Mark,

It's not too difficult. Since the two windings are separate, you should only get continuity between two pairs of wires, with open circuit showing between any other connections.

Having...
Forum: Generators 15-09-17, 10:26 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,010
Posted By Georgineer
Nice! The first thing to be aware of is that...

Nice!

The first thing to be aware of is that a 'perfect' ammeter has no resistance. A real world one like yours is probably less than one ohm. That means that it looks to a power source like a...
Forum: Newbies, introduce yourself... 01-09-17, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,113
Posted By Georgineer
Hello Jamie, Welcome to the forum. I've been...

Hello Jamie,

Welcome to the forum. I've been here a few months and found it a friendly and helpful place.

Please don't take it personally, but I dislike things flashing at me from computer...
Forum: Events / Rallies Picture Gallery 30-08-17, 11:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 995
Posted By Georgineer
Sir Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the...

Sir Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the Scouting movement, wrote a book called Pig-Sticking or Hog-Hunting: A Complete Account for Sportsmen and Others published in 1889, which extolled the joys...
Forum: Events / Rallies General 22-08-17, 08:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,092
Posted By Georgineer
It looks very much like a Leek from pictures I've...

It looks very much like a Leek from pictures I've collected off the interweb. I've still never seen one - hence this thread I started.

George
Forum: Events / Rallies General 20-08-17, 02:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,092
Posted By Georgineer
Where can fractional HP engines be seen?

Although I love seeing engines of all sizes at shows, and chatting to their owners, my particular interest is in seeing the fractional horsepower engines which I understand were produced in...
Forum: Model & Gas Engines 28-07-17, 10:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,085
Posted By Georgineer
Thanks Martin, and guess what - this is from...

Thanks Martin, and guess what - this is from wikipedia, and I presume it is the same museum:

"The Museum of South Somerset was located in Hendford, Yeovil, Somerset, England. It was also the...
Forum: Model & Gas Engines 28-07-17, 03:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,085
Posted By Georgineer
Petter car engine

Research carries on. I've been fortunate to acquire a load of early Stationary Engine magazines (thanks, Andy) and in No. 25 of March 1975 David Edgington said:

"I was very privileged recently to...
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